Hon. James A. McDonaugh See Rating Details

District Court
Suffolk County
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General Rating Criteria

* Temperament (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Scholarship (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Industriousness (1=Not at all industrious,10=Highly industrious)
* Ability to Handle Complex Litigation (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Punctuality (1=Chronically Late,10=Always on Time)
* General Ability to Handle Pre-Trial Matters (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
* General Ability as a Trial Judge (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
Flexibility In Scheduling (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)

Criminal Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Involvement in Plea Discussions (1=Not at all Involved, 10=Very Involved)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Pretrial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Trial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Sentencing Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)

Civil Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation (1=Not at all Evenhanded,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Involvement in Settlement Discussions (1=Not at all Involved,10=Very Involved)
General Inclination (1=Pro-defendant, 10=Pro-plaintiff)

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What others have said about Hon. James A. McDonaugh


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY9911
Rating:Not Rated
Same here. Handles things quick but listens. Super guy!


Comment #: NY8205
Honorary Judge McDonaugh handled my criminal case in which I was falsely accused and had 7 charges against me. It was a horrific time and I was shaking all the time....worried about what would happen next. I lost faith in the system and even in humanity. I chose to have a jury trial because I didn't even trust a judge to determine my fate. Nonetheless, Judge McDonaugh restored by faith in truth & justice and I was acquitted. He was a thorough, fair and intelligent judge. The ADA: Josh Bengis: not so much so. If I see him again, I will give him a big hug...even though he didn't determine my fate, he kept the trial factual and fair. He didn't allow shenanigans (I'm Irish too) :) Thank you, Judge McDonaugh